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TUCO provide fully compliant framework agreements for members to access with nearly 200 suppliers to choose from.  We are delighted to also report that the barriers to entry, which many large buying agencies suffer from, that were removed some years ago are now bearing fruit with over 75% of TUCO suppliers classified as a micro, small or medium enterprise. 

Quality assurance is equally important as value for money and members can be assured that TUCO suppliers have been through a rigorous approval process.  TUCO works closely with STS who are industry leading food safety specialists. It is mandatory that TUCO food and drink suppliers have at least 3rd party STS accreditation. This covers TUCO’s due diligence.

STS also deliver high-risk audits for agreements which are considered to be Sandwiches, Milk & Dairy, Fruit & Vegetables and Meat & Poultry. The auditors check that high risk products are delivered at the correct temperature, the products are to the correct specification and are labelled and packaged correctly.

Jane Eve

Jane Eve

Head of Contracts

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0161 713 3424


Jane was appointed Head of Contracts after being part of TUCO Ltd for 7 years as a Category Manager. One of the main priorities of the role involves compliance, ensuring that members can be confident that all TUCO Frameworks are legally complaint. The role also involves managing and developing the procurement team, engaging with members and suppliers in order to gain a better understanding of their business. Jane uses her expertise, together with appointed frameworks, to help members achieve their targets.

Hannah Myton-Wright

Hannah Myton-Wright

Category Manager

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0161 713 3422


Hannah joined TUCO in 2008 as a Purchasing Assistant and was promoted to Category Manager in 2015.  She currently manages the Milk & Bread, Catering Light & Heavy Equipment, Fresh Fish & Seafood, Innovative Food Concepts & Alcohol frameworks and attends the TUCO North East & Midlands Regional meetings.  Hannah always looks to find and deliver new ways of adding value.  As TUCO’s MSC Champion, she continues to build the Chain of Custody membership through raising awareness of the programme which she achieves by working closely with stakeholders within the TUCO community.

Kim Ashley

Kim Ashley

Category Manager

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0161 713 3429


Kim started working with TUCO in April 2016, taking on the management of the Sandwich, Meat & Poultry and KEMs Frameworks as well as responsibility for investigating Franchising and Kitchen Deep Cleaning.  Kim attends the South West regional meetings. Kim has worked within the procurement of food and associated products for the past 14 years.  Experienced in both public and private sectors, EU legislation and leading edge procurement techniques, Kim joins the organisation bringing a wealth of experience.

Mandy Johnston

Mandy Johnston

Category Manager

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0161 713 3427


Having spent six years as Procurement Officer for the University of Central Lancashire, Mandy joined TUCO at the beginning of 2014. Mandy currently attends the North West Regional meeting and manages Soft Drinks, Vending and DIPCHEM.  Having taught sustainable Procurement, Mandy now maintains each area of sustainability within the office and attends the Sustainability Group meetings.

Nicola Mellor

Nicola Mellor

Category Manager

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0161 713 3426


Nicola is an expert in EU procurement law and has extensive experience operating in both the public and private sectors. Nicola currently attends the Scottish and South East regional TUCO meetings and manages the Frozen, Sandwiches, Hot Beverages and Recruitment frameworks.

Carys Hopcyn

Carys Hopcyn

Contracts Assistant

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0161 820 1012


Providing administrative support to the contracting team in the management and promotion of TUCO’s framework agreements.

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